Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (40)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, in which we highlight an upcoming book release we're eagerly awaiting.

This week I'm waiting on This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers, because, Courtney Summers! The premise had me raising an eyebrow initially, but I have faith that she can pull it off in her highly emotional fashion.

It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up.

As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, everyone’s motivations to survive begin to change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life–and death–inside.

When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?

[Synopsis by Goodreads]

This Is Not A Test (how epic is that title, by the way?) is due for release in June of 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin.

Feel free to leave a link to your own Waiting On Wednesday post in the comments, and I'll be sure to have a look.